France registers a record 30,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

France has announced a record 30,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day.

Prime Minister Jean Castex made the revelation on Twitter on Thursday, calling on French citizens to understand the seriousness of the situation.

“All of us have, within us, the possibility, by our behaviour, to protect us, to protect others and to slow the circulation of the virus,” he said.

The comments come as a four-week state of emergency was re-introduced in France on Wednesday, with Castex revealing the extent of the measures the following afternoon.

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Source: Euronews